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PG&E fined over alleged secret dealings

| |Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

State regulators Thursday fined Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and required its shareholders to cover as much as $400 million of a planned gas rate increase because of backroom negotiations between the utility and regulators.

St. Louis region prepares for Ferguson decision

| |Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The August shooting led to weeks of protests, some of them violent, and many people fear renewed violence after the decision, particularly if the panel does not issue an indictment. Some key things to know about the situation:

US sends Guantanamo prisoners to Georgia, Slovakia

| |Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Five prisoners have been released from Guantanamo Bay as part of a renewed effort to close the detention center on the U.S. Navy base in Cuba, officials said Thursday.

Hollywood pays tribute to Mike Nichols

|Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

In a career that spanned over six decades across all entertainment genres, Mike Nichols collaborated with and influenced an array of show business legends. Here, friends and peers remember Nichols, who died Wednesday at 83:

Boxer Jermain Taylor charged in Arkansas shooting

|Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Arkansas prosecutors have charged champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor in a shooting at his home.

Casinos push back on Massachusetts gambling limits

| |Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

In a rarely used tactic meant to address gambling addiction, Massachusetts may require casinos to reward their customers for voluntarily setting limits on how much time and money they spend at slot machines under a proposal being considered by state gambling regulators.

Grand jury: No charges in Florida jail explosion

| |Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

A grand jury concluded that there wasn't enough evidence to bring criminal charges in an explosion at a Florida jail that killed two inmates and paralyzed a guard, according to a report released Thursday.

Man found not guilty of abusing son locked in box

|Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

A Texas jury has found a man not guilty of abusing his 11-year-old son by locking him in a wooden box.

Five memorable movies from Mike Nichols

| |Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Mike Nichols was a master of self-satire, a man of wealth and education and connections for whom his best targets were those of wealth, education and connections, from the vapid Californians of "The Graduate" to the military brass of "Catch-22." Here are highlights from the long film career of Nichols, who died Wednesday at age 83:

Colombian admits importing tons of coke into US

| |Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

A Colombian described by authorities as one of the biggest cocaine dealers in history pleaded guilty Thursday to a drug trafficking charge, admitting that he imported hundreds of tons of cocaine into the United States.